28 – 31 October 2021

Creative Director

Image by Donald Nxumalo

Donald Nxumalo is a big name in South Africa’s vibrant interior design industry. He’s come a long way since winning the inaugural design reality show ‘Win A Home’ a few years back and has been a very big part of Design Joburg, so who better to take the reins as Creative Director for our newly launched Design Joburg Collective?

Donald’s formative years were relatively modest; growing up in a working class family from Pretoria West. Even then, Donald’s eyes were drawn to the design details that surrounded him. Since those early days, Donald’s vision has expanded, with his interior practice opening in 2012. He now wows his clients (and social media fans) across the continent, and the world. Recent work includes projects for Steyn City and Balwin Properties, plus a host of high-end residential, commercial and hospitality projects in South Africa and around the continent.

Donald is driven by his belief that every space and every client is unique. He sees himself as a collaborator, working closely with his clients to deliver functional, dramatic and beautiful design.

“The opportunity to creatively steer Design Joburg Collective  is perfectly timed in terms of my own personal design journey. I am ready to push barriers, and myself, to help create a showcase that truly blazes the trail in the décor and design space”, says Donald Nxumalo of his recent appointment.   


Donald Nxumalo

Donald Nxumalo